If you’re having trouble finding a match, Blizzard has revealed that an Overwatch 2 DDoS attack causes unexpected server error in the game. The distributed denial of service (DDoS) assault is hindering effective matchmaking.
Blizzard CEO Mike Ybarra said that the Overwatch 2 servers are being subjected to a massive DDoS assault and that teams are attempting to alleviate the damage. It’s unknown how long it will take for the servers to be completely operational, but it’s jeopardizing the debut of Overwatch 2, which Blizzard has been working on for months.
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Why did the Overwatch 2 DDoS attack happen?
We have seen similar attacks in the past, Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed II release on PC with always-on-DRM, Sony suing George Hotz for his involvement in PlayStation 3 hacking scene also caused outrage (those were the days) and some people looking out for us consumers DDoSed Ubisoft and Sony servers (in fact for Sony, they did more than just DDoSing.)
It’s similar with Blizzard. The company grew incredibly anti-consumer and greedy in the recent years, especially with latest Diablo, and people aren’t taking it anymore. It’s been said that you need to spend $12,000 to unlock Overwatch 1 stuff in Overwatch 2. Not to mention their neuro-gaming manipulations such as putting non-cosmetics owners together with cosmetics owners in a match so they would be envious and cough up a buck…
Overwatch 2 players are using social media to share their unsuccessful matchmaking efforts and prolonged waits, which are partially due to the DDoS attack. According to the Overwatch 2 official problems page, PC and console users are experiencing “Unexpected Server Errors,” as well as difficulties such as some cosmetics and items not appearing in their collection. Worst thing is if you were lucky to start a game, that doesn’t mean you’re going to finish it. Players are also getting kicked off servers during matches.
Game director Aaron Keller on Twitter said: “We’re steadily making progress on server issues and stability, as well as working through a second DDoS attack. We’re all hands on deck and will continue to work throughout the night. Thank you for your patience – we’ll share more info as it becomes available.”
Ah, the classic PR speech flavored non-answer. The official Overwatch Twitter page will likely be the best source for updated information. In the meantime, you can check out to learn how to fix the Overwatch 2 PS5 login error and the Overwatch 2 player is in a different version error and also the LC-208 error in their respective guides.